Much like with Toy Story, Cars is yet another Pixar franchise to be entering in to its third movie – and we had the pleasure of sitting down with the trilogy’s leading star Owen Wilson – who voices Lightning McQueen.
We discussed with Wilson what he believes it is about this series, and these characters, which keeps drawing audiences back in, and whether there was a challenge in ensuring this latest production not only appealed to established fans, but newcomers too.
He goes on to speak about his closeness to this character of Lightning, and how much of his own input he was allowed during the making of the feature. On the same topic we ask which character he’d most like to revisit again on screen, while also – and following on from a theme in the movie – we ask about getting older, and whether he resents it, or embraces it.
Finally we move on to a future project with Wonder – which looks like a real tearjerker, and on that topic, we discuss Marley and Me, and how it isn’t just the audience who found the experience all rather emotionally overwhelming.
Watch the full interview below…
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast cars, the legendary Lighting McQueen finds himself pushed out of the sport that he loves. Hoping to get back in the game, he turns to Cruz Ramirez, an eager young technician who has her own plans for winning. With inspiration from the Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns, No. 95 prepares to compete on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.
Cars 3 is out in cinemas across the UK now.